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3 Conclusions Gay Marriage Advocates Have Drawn Unrelated to Loving v. Virginia

By    |   Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:52 PM

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling in favor of gay marriage, the Supreme Court’s 1967 case related to interracial marriage, Loving v. Virginia, is anything but a distant memory.

In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court ruled that Virginia’s efforts to prevent interracial marriage violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses, which guarantee all citizens equal rights and protections under the law. Proponents of gay marriage used Loving v. Virginia to justify the movement and gain support for the idea that LGBT couples deserve the same constitutional protections. However, gay marriage activists have drawn other conclusions as well.

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Below are three conclusions gay marriage advocates have drawn that are unrelated to Loving v. Virginia.

1. Gay Marriage Affects Everyone
Gay marriage advocates have concluded that the reason gay marriage has become such a hot topic in America’s political arena is because so many people from so many financial backgrounds have been affected.

“When every economic and social class shares in the experience of injustice or intolerable wrongs, things change faster. If only poor people were gay, does anyone think our political leaders would have ‘evolved’ at this pace?,” asked Matt Miller of The Washington Post in 2013.

2. Homosexuality is Genetic
Gay marriage supporters have concluded that homosexuality is genetic. A 1993 study published in Science Magazine concluded that homosexuality may be inherited from an individual’s maternal line. Another 1990 Netherlands Institute for Brain Research study found that homosexuality is likely a function of brain structure, reported LGBT Science.

3. Gay Marriage Helps Children
Because homosexual couples cannot have children on their own, some say they are more inclined than straight couples to adopt children. There are more than 102,000 foster care children in the United States, according to AdoptUSKids, and approximately two million LGBT couples interested in adopting them, according to Lifelong Adoptions. Some have said gay marriage would encourage gay couples to provide homes for these children.

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With the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling in favor of gay marriage, the Supreme Court's 1967 case related to interracial marriage, Loving v. Virginia, is anything but a distant memory.
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